CHICAGO — As Minnesota entered its fifth day of a government shutdown, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders resumed budget negotiations Tuesday as a bipartisan set of former state officials announced the formation of a group that will try to bridge the current political divide over a $5 billion deficit.

Most state government operations shut down on Friday as the new fiscal year began with the governor and Republicans who control the Legislature unable to resolve their budget impasse. Construction projects across the state were idled and more than 20,000 workers were furloughed.

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